- Paperback: 263 pages
- Publisher: Schenkman Books Inc.; 3 Rev Exp edition (August 1, 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0870470531
- ISBN-13: 978-0870470530
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,591 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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If you seek understanding, it's an excellent book and I'd recommend it. However, there are a few caveats. While this is an excellent study of how shame works, it does NOT describe how to fix it. The section on recovery is fairly general and gives examples of recovery in a client-therapist situation, but doesn't really give steps or suggestions to fix it yourself. Kaufman's writing style seems a little indirect, theoretical rather than forceful. If you want to be hit square-on in the face with very basic facts without absorbing how it all works and just told, quickly and simply, how to *fix it*, you may be disappointed or bored by this book.
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Brilliant work by someone who has spent a life reflecting on shame and its healing. Kaufman's work, here, is worthy of study, reflection, and practice. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Rev. John D. White
The first half of the book gives an excellent foundation for all kinds of shame and helps the reader identify the source without blaming parents just giving understanding. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Judy Koehler